First migrants of 2022 arrive in Dover as 40 people are brought ashore

First migrants of 2022 arrive in Dover shouting ‘we love you UKas RNLI bring around 40 남자들, 여자들, children and a baby ashore after they make the perilous channel crossing

  • Group was brought by a lifeboat into the Port of Dover at around 10.45am today
  • It came during a brief weather window which brought calmer conditions at sea
  • Last group to make the crossing came on December 27 언제 36 people arrived
  • Arrivals follow a record-breaking 28,381 people making the crossing last year
  • The first migrants of 2022 arrived in Dover shouting ‘we love you UKas the RNLI brought around 40 people including a baby and five children ashore today.

    They were seen being escorted up the gangway at the port by Border Force officials before being taken away at around 10.45am, 목격자에 따르면.

    Among those to arrive included a man and woman leading a child wrapped in a blanket, alongside a man carrying a girl wearing a pink onesie.

    The group are the first to make the treacherous 21-mile journey this year due to a brief weather window which brought calmer conditions at sea.

    The last to make the crossing came on December 27 언제 36 people in one boat were detained.

    It is expected weather conditions will soon deteriorate, making crossings difficult for the next two weeks.

    The crossing follows a record-breaking 28,381 people making the journey last yeardwarfing the 8,410 who made the same treacherous trip in 2020.

    A group of people thought to be migrants are brought ashore in Dover, 켄트, by the RNLI following a small boat incident in the Channel this morning

    A group of people thought to be migrants are brought ashore in Dover, 켄트, by the RNLI following a small boat incident in the Channel this morning

    A man carries a small child as they are brought into Dover, 켄트, 우크라이나 당국은. The group are the first to make the treacherous 21-mile journey this year

    A man carries a small child as they are brought into Dover, 켄트, 우크라이나 당국은. The group are the first to make the treacherous 21-mile journey this year

    People wearing life jackets are seen being escorted by UK Border Force officials as they arrive at the Port of Dover in the first Channel crossing of 2022

    People wearing life jackets are seen being escorted by UK Border Force officials as they arrive at the Port of Dover in the first Channel crossing of 2022

    The first migrants of 2022 arrived in Dover shouting 'we love you UK' as the RNLI (lifeboat pictured) brought around 40 people ashore

    The first migrants of 2022 arrived in Dover shouting ‘we love you UKas the RNLI (lifeboat pictured) brought around 40 people ashore

    Priti Patel’s Nationality and Borders Bill passes its final reading in the Commons

    Priti Patel’s Nationality and Borders Bill passed its third and final reading in the Commons last month, 와 298 MPs voting for it while 231 voted against.

    The Bill is now awaiting its second reading in the House of Lords, which is due to take place tomorrow.

    The Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee had previously written to the Home Secretary, expressing ‘concernsover the legal basis for plans to turn back migrant boats at sea, which form part of the Bill.

    Peers said at the time that the letter added to ‘growing concern both in and outside Parliamentover the so-called ‘pushbackpolicy, designed to deter would-be migrants and refugees from crossing the Channel.

    Among other measures, it will crack down on illegal migration by handing fewer privileges to asylum seekers who arrive illegally while increasing prison penalties for traffickers.

    But it was the proposal of new powers to turn around migrant boats which caused the most concern.

    Ms Patel insisted the plan has a ‘legal basiswhen questioned by the committee in October, despite concerns being repeatedly raised over its legality and effectiveness which prompted campaigners to threaten her with legal action.

    하나, the Home Office’s permanent secretary, Matthew Rycroft, previously conceded that only a ‘small proportionof boats could be turned back.

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    적어도 1,020 boats were intercepted by UK authorities over the past 12 개월 – with an average of around 78 migrants arriving in three boats every day.

    Last month alone saw 1,770 people arrive by small boat, 에 비해 211 십이월에 2020.

    But the busiest month for migrant arrivals was November, when a staggering 6,869 people reached the UK across 201 vessels- the highest number since the crisis in the Channel began.

    The figures reached an all time high on November 11 언제 1,131 migrants arrived by small boat in one day.

    십일월 24 also brought the gravest tragedy in the Channel when 27 남자들, women and children all died after their dinghy sank in the freezing cold waters.

    Only two people are known to have survived the largest loss of life since the current crisis began.

    Despite the year starting off relatively quietly for Channel crossings, figures topped 1,000 for the first time in May when 1,619 ~에 도착하다 80 보트.

    Warm weather in the summer saw more record-breaking months.

    총 2,179 ~에 도착하다 92 boats in June, 3,509 came in 117 boats in July, 3,012 made the treacherous trip on 110 boats in August and a whopping 4,646 made the same journey in 159 boats in September.

    October also saw 2,669 migrants arrive in 92 boats as calm conditions at sea continued.

    Minister for Justice and Tackling Illegal Migration, Tom Pursglove MP, 말했다: ‘For nearly two decades the public have been crying out for the broken asylum system to be reformed and that’s what this Government is delivering.

    ‘The Nationality and Borders Bill, which was backed by a majority of MPs this month, will make it a criminal offence to knowingly arrive in the UK illegally and introduce life sentences for those who facilitate illegal entry into the country.

    ‘The sooner the House of Lords passes the Bill in the New Year, the sooner we can break the business model of the people smugglers, protect those in genuine need of asylum and ensure the swift removal of those with no right to be here.

    A second reading of Priti Patel’s Nationality and Borders Bill, which includes plans to turn back migrant boats at sea, is due to take place in the House of Lords tomorrow.

    Speaking about the record numbers last year Dover and Deal MP Natalie Elphicke believes taxpayers ‘deserve a better deal’.

    그녀가 말했다: '위에 28,000 migrants arrived across the English Channel in 2021. This is a simply shocking situation.

    ‘It is a massive increase from previous years. This is not only unacceptable, it is incredibly expensive.

    A group of people are brought into Dover Marina by a lifeboat at around 10.45am this morning

    A group of people are brought into Dover Marina by a lifeboat at around 10.45am this morning

    The group are the first to make the treacherous 21-mile journey this year due to a brief weather window which brought calmer conditions at sea

    The group are the first to make the treacherous 21-mile journey this year due to a brief weather window which brought calmer conditions at sea

    주위에 40 people including a baby and five children are brought ashore by the RNLI as the first migrants of 2022 arrive in Dover today

    주위에 40 people including a baby and five children are brought ashore by the RNLI as the first migrants of 2022 arrive in Dover today

    The last to make the Channel crossing came on December 27 언제 36 people in one boat were detained (사진: people arriving at the Port of Dover today)

    The last to make the Channel crossing came on December 27 언제 36 people in one boat were detained (사진: people arriving at the Port of Dover today)

    ‘It’s not right that taxpayers will be footing the bill this year, and for years to come in assessing claims, emergency housing and more besides.

    ‘Hardworking taxpayers deserve a better deal. Money would be better spent strengthening our borders.

    ‘It’s high time to stop the small boat crossingsby stopping the boats leaving in the first place, turning boats back to France and making swift returns.

    ‘People are already safe in France, there is no reason to be making this dangerous journey in the hands of people smugglers.

    MailOnline has contacted the Home Office for comment.

    A group of people thought to be migrants are seen waving towards the camera as they are brought into Dover, 켄트, by the RNLI following a small boat incident in the Channel

    A group of people thought to be migrants are seen waving towards the camera as they are brought into Dover, 켄트, by the RNLI following a small boat incident in the Channel

    The crossing follows a record-breaking 28,381 people making the journey last year - dwarfing the 8,410 who made the same treacherous trip in 2020.

    The crossing follows a record-breaking 28,381 people making the journey last yeardwarfing the 8,410 who made the same treacherous trip in 2020.

    A group of people thought to be migrants are escorted by Border Force officers after they were brought in to Dover, 켄트, after crossing the Channel this morning

    A group of people thought to be migrants are escorted by Border Force officers after they were brought in to Dover, 켄트, after crossing the Channel this morning

    A man carrying a small child is helped by a Border Force officer after they were brought in to Dover, 켄트, following a small boat incident in the Channel today

    A man carrying a small child is helped by a Border Force officer after they were brought in to Dover, 켄트, following a small boat incident in the Channel today